It doesn't possible but the first day of the Missouri State Fair is slowly creeping up on us. Thursday, August 8, is opening day. What are you looking forward to the most this year?

Is it all the great fair food that you'll consume? How about 11 days of carnival rides, or is it the lineup of concerts at the Pepsi Grandstand?

The 2019 fair has a little bit of everything for everyone. It may be the livestock exhibits, getting a closeup look at all the snakes behind glass, (thank goodness!) or maybe just a chance to sit with a cold strawberry lemonade and watching the critters (two-legged variety) parade throughout the fairgrounds.

Maybe your thing is the side shows that attract both young and old. Looking at all the art exhibits...the photography...the 4-H exhibits that are sitting so proudly during the course of the fair or subjecting yourself to the twists and turns and occasional stomach in your throat from the carnival rides.

Whatever it may be..get ready, the 2019 Missouri State Fair will be here before you know it!